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  1. 'No compromise' - Catholics, evangelicals unite on marriageRead the original story w/Photo

    16 min ago | DFW Catholic

    Washington D.C., Jan 27, 2015 / 10:02 am .- A coalition of Catholic and Protestant leaders has united to call all Christians to an unwavering defense of the truth of marriage, rooted in nature as well as faith. " e affirm strongly and without qualification, following the clear testimony of Holy Scripture, that marriage is a unique and privileged sign of the union of Christ with his people and of God with his Creation and it can only serve as that sign when a man and a woman are solemnly joined together in a permanent union," reads a joint statement between Catholic and Protestant leaders.

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  2. Freezing Cold Nebraska and North Dakota Had Lowest Unemployment Rate in DecemberRead the original story w/Photo

    42 min ago | Cybercast News Service

    Today the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released unemployment data showing that in December 2014 Mississippi, California and the District of Columbia had the highest unemployment rates in the country, while Nebraska and North Dakota had the lowest. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that in December 2014, "nonfarm payroll employment increased in 41 states and decreased in 9 states and the District of Columbia."

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  3. More evidence that conservative Republicans are caving to ObamacareRead the original story w/Photo

    49 min ago | The Washington Post

    As newly empowered Republicans in Washington are contemplating ways to unwind the president's health-care law, another Republican governor with conservative credentials announced Tuesday morning he reached a deal with the Obama administration to accept Medicaid expansion funding in his state. Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, a former member of House leadership who's viewed as a possible 2016 presidential candidate, announced he and the feds after months of negotiations agreed to a plan that will cover an estimated 350,000 low-income adult Hoosiers earning under 138 percent of the poverty level, or about $16,105 for an individual.

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  4. Indiana Gov. Pence says Obama admin. has a...Read the original story w/Photo

    53 min ago | Washington Times

    The Obama administration has approved Indiana's twist on Medicaid expansion, Gov. Mike Pence announced Tuesday, casting the reforms as a consumer-driven overhaul to insure up to 350,000 low-income Hoosiers while distancing himself from Obamacare. Approval of Healthy Indiana 2.0 caps seven months of negotiations between the Pence administration and the Health and Human Services Department, which had to grant Indiana a waiver before the state could leverage new federal funding.

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  5. Joblessness Fell in Most States in December. How Does Yours Compare?Read the original story w/Photo

    59 min ago | Wall Street Journal

    The jobless rate fell in all four regions of the country last month, the latest sign of broad improvement in the overall economy. Forty-two states and the District of Columbia saw their seasonally adjusted unemployment rates fall in December compared with November, the Labor Department said Friday, and 46 states saw a decrease from a year earlier.

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  6. giveaway: win a Samsung Galaxy Note 4 courtesy of ParallelsRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Engadget

    Parallels has been helping people toggle OSes for years with its virtualization software, and even lets mobile users access their PC-based files with apps for Android and iOS. This year, the company launched Parallels Access 2.5 to help unify the experience more completely, with Computer-to-Computer Remote Access and a Universal File Manager feature.

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  7. La. charter school laws rated 2nd in U.S.Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | BayouBuzz.com

    Louisiana has the second best charter school laws in the nation, a national advocacy group for the schools announced Tuesday. The ranking is up from third last year among the 43 states and District of Columbia that have such laws, according to the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, a nonprofit group in Washington, D.C. Charter schools are supposed to offer innovative alternatives to traditional public schools, and New Orleans is a national leader in the presence of charter classrooms.

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  8. Florida Gets B- on Teacher Pension System, Says New ReportRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | Sunshine State News

    Florida fares slightly better than the national average when it comes to its teacher pension system, according to a new report released Tuesday from the National Council on Teacher Quality. The NCTQ report analyzed state teacher pension policies for all 50 states as well as the District of Columbia in 2014 and doled out letter grades to each on funding, fairness and flexibility of teacher pension plans.

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  9. Indiana Bill Crafted By Utilities Could Quash Nascent Solar IndustryRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | ThinkProgress

    Large utilities and state legislators in Indiana have joined together to push for a bill that undermines state oversight of the electric utility industry and makes distributed and rooftop solar less appealing to consumers. HB 1320 , proposed by state Rep. Eric Koch , would lower the amount of money solar customers get for selling excess power back to the grid while also allowing utilities to add a fixed monthly charge to solar users' bills, as well as interconnection fees.

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  10. DC Council-Mayor Bowser hold breakfast meetingRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | WUSA-TV Washington

    DC Council-Mayor Bowser hold breakfast meeting DC Council-Mayor Bowser hold breakfast meeting Check out this story on WUSA9.com: http://on.wusa9.com/1CcaWiZ WASHINGTON -- D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and District of Columbia Council members are participating in an open-press breakfast on Tuesday.

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    2 hrs ago | The Advocate

    Louisiana has the second best charter school laws in the nation, a national advocacy group for the schools announced Tuesday. The ranking is up from third last year among the 43 states and District of Columbia that have such laws, according to the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, a nonprofit group in Washington, D.C. Charter schools are supposed to offer innovative alternatives to traditional public schools, and New Orleans is a national leader in the presence of charter classrooms.

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  12. Drone flights near White House test local restrictionsRead the original story

    3 hrs ago | ComputerWorld

    The quadcopter drone that crashed on the White House lawn early Monday was a recreation drone, among the same type that are flown on the National Mall across the street from the president's home. Adam Eidinger, a done hobbyist who lives in Washington and is a local activist, has seen people flying drones on the National Mall and in some of the District of Columbia's parks.

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  13. How does the cost of child care in N.C. compare with public college tuition?Read the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Business Journal

    A Forbes target="_blank">recent report from Forbes shows that the average cost of child care in North Carolina is higher than the cost of attending public college. According to Child Care Aware of America, North Carolinians pay an average of $9,107 annually on center-based day care.

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  14. U.S. Economic Confidence Index Still Positive, Climbs to +5Read the original story

    4 hrs ago | Gallup.com

    Gallup's U.S. Economic Confidence Index was +5 for the week ending Jan. 25. This is by one point the best score since the recession, and three points higher than the +2 found the week prior. The index has been in positive territory for five consecutive weeks after being in negative territory since Gallup began tracking it daily in 2008.

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  15. chris_cillizzaRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | The Washington Post

    The most under-appreciated reporters in the political world are the scribes covering state and local politics. They rarely get the attention of their colleagues at the national level but are often covering the very politicians and national trends that come to impact the broad political landscape.

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  16. Celebrating school choice in the District of ColumbiaRead the original story

    4 hrs ago | Examiner.com

    In 1996, the DC School Reform Act passed, allowing for the creation of public charter schools in the nation's capital. The following year, recognizing the need for education in ending the cycle of poverty, I founded Friendship Public Charter School .

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  17. DC government agencies opening on time despite weatherRead the original story

    5 hrs ago | WSET-TV Lynchburg

    District of Columbia government offices will open on time despite a winter weather advisory in effect until 10 a.m., though schools in the District will open two hours late. Other governments in the region also have decided to open on a two-hour delay Tuesday as scattered snow showers continue and roads remain slick.

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  18. Lawmakers demand better adherence to Medicaid's eligibility and asset transfer rulesRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | McKnightsonline.com

    Two federal lawmakers are calling on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to crack down on states that don't enforce eligibility and asset-transfer regulations. "[Twenty two] states and the District of Columbia have yet to comply with federal law," notes a scathing joint letter from Rep. Fred Upton , chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and Sen. Orrin G. Hatch , chairman of the Senate Finance Committee.

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  19. Film fanatics feed Oscar feverRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | Toledo Blade

    There's a fever spreading across the land. It's Oscar fever, with a reasonably short incubation period but symptoms that turn otherwise rational film buffs into bingeing maniacs.

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  20. Appeals court weighs suit in US Marshals shootingRead the original story

    7 hrs ago | WTOV9

    An appeals court in the District of Columbia is deciding whether deputy U.S. marshals who shot and wounded a teenage driver eight years ago may be sued in federal court. The case is unfolding amid a national debate about police use of force and the legal protections afforded to law enforcement.

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